Phoebe Waller-Bridge reveals expletive-laden technique she uses to overcome stage fright after being taught method by famous co-star
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed the uncouth technique she uses to overcome her stage fright.
The actress, 37, detailed how she was once overhwlmed with nerves ahead of a performance, and a co-star gave her a unique tip to put a stop to her troubles.
Now, she is full of confidence when it comes to performing and this month she is set to make her silver screen debut as Helena Shaw in the much-anticipated Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
On her unique technique, the Fleabag star explained to The Mirror: ‘I suddenly got stage fright. And this amazing actor could see I was getting nervous.
‘He took me out (behind the curtain) and I could hear the buzz of the audience.
Performance troubles: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 37, has revealed the uncouth technique she uses to overcome stage fright (pictured last month)
Potty-mouthed: The actress told how she was once overcome with nerves ahead of a performance and a co-star gave her a unique tip involving swearing (pictured in 2016)
‘He said, “This is what you do if you are feeling scared. You stand behind the curtain, take a deep breath and you just go: F**k you, you are lucky to have me. And you say it as loud as you can and we did it every night. Sometimes doing that feels great”.’
It comes after it emerged Phoebe’s movie Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny may have a very impressive opening weekend at the box office when it comes out on Fourth Of July weekend in America.
The sequel looks as if it could bring in as much as $70million (£55.7million) over the time frame which spans from June 30 until July 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This is the fifth Indiana Jones movie which stars Harrison Ford. His co-star Phoebe is new to the franchise.
Also in the cast are Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen.
The movie is a sequel to 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
James Mangold is the director, picking up after Steven Spielberg helmed the first four movies.
In the last trailer Ford, 80, was seen in his famous hat as Indiana Jones.
So much to take in! It comes after it emerged Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny may have a very impressive opening weekend at the box office when it comes out next month
And he was seen back in action, literally, as he rode a horse in NYC, raced a tuk-tuk and jumped out of a burning plane while being chased by bad guys. There is also a scene with a giant rolling boulder.
Also seen was Waller-Bridge in a prominent role as Indy’s goddaughter who pulls the archeologist out of retirement.
She wants to search for treasure that Indy says he has been looking for ‘all my life.’
‘Dad told me you found something on a train, a dial, which could change the course of history,’ says Waller-Bridge, revealing exactly what the chase was about.
Big bucks: The sequel looks as if it could bring in as much as $70 million (£55.7million) over the time frame which spans from June 30 until July 2